By Alesha Combs
A recent study found that with 26% of Alaska’s businesses being female owned, Alaska now ranks #1 for largest percentage of female owned businesses in the country! Female empowerment has been an ongoing discussion across the nation, but as a woman in Alaska who loves my job, and loves shopping local, I was thrilled when I heard this.
I’m fortunate to work for a company that has a balanced mix of men and women and plenty of opportunity and willingness to advance each person who rises to the occasion. But one of the things I enjoy most about working for RISQ, is that we get to support the success of our local business owners and their employees. Today I want to give a bit of extra support to some of the wonderful female-owned businesses here in Alaska.
Blogger Wandering Chocobo, aka Susanna Kelly, put together a list of some of Alaska’s female-owned businesses, and notes that, “Every dollar spent at one of these businesses supports the local Alaskan economy and the savvy female entrepreneurs that make it so great.”